When she gets pushed too far, even her hot flashes won't hold her back.
Tootsie Goldberg was never one to rock the boat. Witnessing tragedy after a seemingly harmless protest taught the Jersey native to keep her mouth shut, even when she's fuming. But when her elderly coworkers lose their radio station jobs due to a shady business deal, this feisty fifty-year-old decides it's never too late to use her smart mouth for something other than talking in circles.
Standing up for her friends lights a fire in her to confront injustice, starting with the questionable new owners of the station. But being a sassy sleuth sometimes means tweaking the rules. And as her fight for the little guy garners the delicious attention of a stoic and sexy cop, can Tootsie toe the line between what's right and what's legal?
When She Gets Hot is the scorchingly witty first book in the Tootsie Goldberg amateur sleuth series. If you like strong Jewish female leads, a dash of danger, and spicy heroines over fifty, then you'll love Miriam Allenson's later-in-life take on growing older and bolder.
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Meddling in bad guy business could put this sassy female sleuth on a hit list. Will her gritty persistence land her in a pair of cement overshoes?
Tootsie Goldberg will happily raise hell for a good cause. So when the over fifty firecracker smells something shady shaping up at town hall, she sticks her canny nose into some decidedly fishy bid-rigging. And after her close friend gets fingered as the fall guy, the cheeky woman keeps digging until she stumbles onto a mob connection.
Facing antisemitic antagonists, money-hungry mayors, and her hot cop significant other who’s worried she’s walking into danger, Tootsie resolves to root out the small-scale scandal before it spreads. But as she doggedly chases clues, a shocking warning shows up on her very own doorstep.
Has she got the chutzpah to clean up the mess before she’s forced to swim with the fishes?
When She Gets Smart is the laugh-out-loud second book in the Tootsie Goldberg amateur sleuth series. If you like strong-willed heroines, relatable characters and sharp-as-a-tack banter, then you’ll love Miriam Allenson’s warm-hearted mystery.
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For Tootsie Goldberg, putting herself in harm’s way for the right reasons is doing the right thing. But does everyone seriously deserve it?
Tootsie is used to being on the receiving end of threats to her bodily safety. After all she's made it her business to hell-raise for people who don't know how to get out of jams they've gotten into through no fault of their own.
So when her grumpy next door neighbor asks for help getting his vandal grandson out of a jail cell, Tootsie can’t think of any reason to say yes. Until she sees the kid’s dad belting the living daylights out of the teen on her neighbor's front lawn and she decides it’s high time to raise some hell for her grumpy neighbor and his grandson.
Tootsie’s empathy for the boy rises when she realizes he’s trying to protect seabird nesting grounds at the Jersey Shore. And then when Tootsie digs up dirty behind-the-scene dealings courtesy of an arrogant tech billionaire, she vows to double down on delivering justice, and blow the beachfront scandal wide open.
WHEN SHE GETS BUSY is the third book in the Tootsie Goldberg Mystery Novels. It's filled with a wide-ranging supporting cast of odd characters, Tootsie and all her madcap ways, and her stoic ex-cop lover, who she calls Black Windbreaker (it's what he wears) who does his level best to keep her on the straight and narrow and doesn't always succeed.
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